Economy of Congo

Imports
Imports commoditiescapital equipment, construction materials, foodstuffs
Import partnersFrance 19.5%, China 13.5%, Brazil 9.1%, US 6.1%, India 5.8%, Italy 4.8%, Belgium 4.4% (2012)
Exports
Exports commoditiespetroleum, lumber, plywood, sugar, cocoa, coffee, diamonds
Export partnersChina 39%, US 13%, France 9.5%, Australia 8.8%, Netherlands 6.8%, Spain 5.3%, India 5.2% (2012)
Economy sectors
Agriculture productscassava (tapioca), sugar, rice, corn, peanuts, vegetables, coffee, cocoa; forest products
Industrial productspetroleum extraction, cement, lumber, brewing, sugar, palm oil, soap, flour, cigarettes
Economy
Unemployment53.0 % (2012)7.10 % (2011)7.00 % (2010)
Unemployment of Congo
GDP - Official Exchange Rate14.3 Billion $ (2013)13.5 Billion $ (2012)14.4 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Official Exchange Rate of Congo
GDP growth rate5.80 % (2013)3.80 % (2012)3.40 % (2011)
GDP growth rate of Congo
GDP per Capita (PPP)4,800 $ (2013)4,600 $ (2012)4,600 $ (2011)
GDP per Capita (PPP) of Congo
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity20.3 Billion $ (2013)18.9 Billion $ (2012)18.4 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity of Congo
GDP PPP per land area59,240 $ per square kilometer (2013)55,234 $ per square kilometer (2012)53,684 $ per square kilometer (2011)
GDP PPP per land area of Congo
ElectricityBanking
Central bank discount rate4.25 % (2009)4.75 % (2008)5.25 % (2007)
Central bank discount rate of Congo
Commercial bank prime lending rate14.8 % (2013)14.8 % (2012)15.0 % (2011)
Commercial bank prime lending rate of Congo
GDP decomposition by sector
Agriculture % of GDP3.30 % (2013)3.40 % (2012)
Industry % of GDP73.9 % (2013)76.8 % (2012)
Services % of GDP22.9 % (2013)19.9 % (2012)
Tourism
International tourism, number of arrivals204 Thousand (2012)168 Thousand (2011)101 Thousand (2010)
International tourism, number of arrivals of Congo
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio4.70 % (2012)3.96 % (2011)2.46 % (2010)
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio of Congo
Debt, Current Account Balance and Budget Deficit
Public debt (Percentage of GDP)32.1 % of GDP (2013)31.8 % of GDP (2012)
Current Account Balance (Percentage of GDP)-25.98 % of GDP (2007)1.61 % of GDP (2006)11.4 % of GDP (2005)
Current Account Balance (Percentage of GDP) of Congo
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI)26.1 % of GNI (2012)24.6 % of GNI (2011)26.7 % of GNI (2010)
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI) of Congo
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt)6.55 % of total external debt (2012)5.87 % of total external debt (2011)8.02 % of total external debt (2010)
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt) of Congo
Current Account Balance (Total)638 Million $ (2013)188 Million $ (2012)1.85 Billion $ (2011)
Current Account Balance (Total) of Congo
External Debt (Total)3.27 Billion $ (2013)3.00 Billion $ (2012)4.87 Billion $ (2011)
External Debt (Total) of Congo
External Debt (Percentage of GDP)23.0 % of GDP (2013)22.2 % of GDP (2012)33.7 % of GDP (2011)
External Debt (Percentage of GDP) of Congo
External Debt per Capita736 $ (2013)691 $ (2012)1,146 $ (2011)
External Debt per Capita of Congo